Yup, you read that right. A naked man opened up fire on a SWAT robot in Brevard County, FL after police sent in the bucket of bolts instead of officers since the suicidal man was threatening to shoot the police. Instead, he took out his rage on the helpless robot. The best part -- although there are many -- may be the news anchor's opening line: "Armed, naked, and dangerous." Yeah, that's a good intro:
The suspect's dog was the only onlooker as the robot approached the door at the West Melbourne home on Del Mar Circle.
Authorities said a man with several guns was suicidal and threatening authorities."
He said he'd shoot anyone he could," said Lt. Bruce Barnett with the Brevard County Sheriff's Office.
Instead of risking any lives, deputies sent the $65,000 robot into the home. The robot has cameras, which record all of its actions.
The video shows the robot searching each room, its electronic eye roving from side to side while officers watch safely from a command post.
As the robot slowly pushed the man's bedroom door open, the man came out, stark naked, with an AK-47 in hand. The man then started shooting at the robot.The camera goes out at first, and then comes back on.
The robot has been sent back to the manufacturer for repairs.